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French

French Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Starting: Week beginning 12 October 2020
  • Course duration: 23 weeks (term-time only)

During the first term, all French teaching will take place online.

Study is divided into one hour of group teaching each week (in which the language tutor will deliver the class using Microsoft Teams live streaming) and one independent hour which will contain content provided by the tutor to compliment the group session.

Your weekly engagement with the material in your own time is mandatory and essential for your progress in the group sessions with your tutor.

In addition, you will need to complete, on average, two to four hours per week of directed and independent learning (further details will be provided at a later stage).

Your syllabus is carefully designed so group, independent and directed learning activities complement each other, and your weekly full engagement with all three learning opportunities is critical to your success.

French stage 1

This course is suitable for real beginner learners of French with virtually no prior knowledge of the language.

During the course you’ll learn how to talk about basic personal details, and your work or studies. You’ll learn how to talk about daily routines and how to arrange meetings.

At the end of the course, you’ll have some elementary appreciation of French grammar and structures and you’ll be able to give basic information about yourself, ask for directions and arrange travel.

You’ll be able to communicate at a basic level when shopping and when you are in restaurants and in hotels.

French stage 2

This course is suitable for beginner learners of French with some knowledge of the language, equivalent to stage 1 (for example GCSE grade B or C).

During the course you’ll learn about how to give information about self and others, asking questions and interviewing, giving and understanding information about holidays, vacation jobs, recounting a series of events, expressing opinions, understanding/giving descriptions of people and places

At the end of the course, you’ll have deepened your appreciation of French grammar and structures at an elementary level and you will be able to make comparisons, and talk about recent and past events.

French stage 3

French stage 3 is the right stage for you if you’ve successfully completed French stage 2 or equivalent, e.g. GCSE grade A.

During the course you’ll study topics relating for example to the media, culture, fitness and tourism.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to express/understand opinions for example about where you live, which media you use, how you keep fit or describe holiday experiences.

French stage 4

French stage 4 is the right stage for you if you’ve successfully completed French stage 3 or equivalent (e.g. A level grade D or E).

During the course you’ll study topics relating, for example, to environmental issues, immigration and equal opportunities, poverty and unemployment, crime and new technology.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to talk for example about events in the past and future as well as your intentions and wishes using the conditional tense.

French stage 5

French stage 5 is the right stage for you if you’ve successfully completed French stage 4 or equivalent (e.g. A level grade A, B, or C).

We currently use authentic materials (news reports, documentaries, podcasts and satirical cartoons) on current affairs. Topic areas typically include the news, politics and social issues.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able, for example, to summarise written and spoken texts, as well as discuss ideas and give your opinion.

French stage 6

French stage 6 is the right stage for you if you’ve successfully completed French stage 5 or equivalent (e.g. an A level French plus at least one further year of study or equivalent).

We currently use authentic materials (news reports, editorials, podcasts and films) on current affairs and French society. Typical current issues may be cultural differences, illegal immigration, globalisation or gender equality.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able, for example, to summarise extended written and spoken texts, distinguish and use various language registers, as well as discuss and debate complex ideas.

Any questions?

Contact the Nottingham Language Centre:

Email: ulp@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6156

What you'll study

This course will combine practical online sessions for two hours per week with manageable homework projects to help you progress at a pace that suits you.

How to apply

Bookings are now open.

Check out the schedule and book your place via our online store:

https://onlinestore.ntu.ac.uk/short-courses/language-courses/french

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Bookings are now open.

Check out the schedule and book your place via our online store:

https://onlinestore.ntu.ac.uk/short-courses/language-courses/french

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The course fee is £250 (or £200 for Nottingham City Council teachers).

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The course fee is £250 (or £200 for Nottingham City Council teachers).

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418